Woman found dead in a wheelie bin named by police

15 November 2019, 19:38

Nicola Stevenson body was found in the bin on Wednesday
Nicola Stevenson body was found in the bin on Wednesday. Picture: PA
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

A woman whose body was found in a wheelie bin dumped on a field has been named as 39-year-old Nicola Stevenson.

The grim discovery was made by a dog walker on a recreational ground in Lewes, East Sussex, on Wednesday.

A post mortem revealed Nicola died from blunt force trauma to her head.

Two men, aged 41 and 37, each of no fixed address, were arrested on Thursday.

A Sussex Police spokesman said that Ms Stevenson, from Lewes, had not yet been formally identified but officers were confident enough to name her.

Ms Stevenson's next of kin have also been informed.

Nicola Stevenson died from blunt force trauma to the head
Nicola Stevenson died from blunt force trauma to the head. Picture: Sussex Police

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday said: "Our thoughts at this time are with Nicola's family and friends and we are determined to seek justice for them.

"Nicola died following a significant blow to the head.

"Her body had been placed in the wheelie bin and dumped in the undergrowth and we want to establish when that happened and when she was last seen alive.

He continued: "We know that the bin was probably there on November 1 and we are now trying to establish when Nicola was last seen alive.

"I am really interested to hear from anyone who saw her after around the first week of October."

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